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Study Long-Term Visa to the Czech Republic

The process to apply for a “Student Visa” may seem overwhelming both for students and parents. Here we guide you through all the steps you need to take to take.
Some documents can be prepared ahead of time. When you have all required documents, send an email to visa_abudhabi@mzv.cz for an appointment.

This is what you need before your other documents are ready:

  • Valid travel document (passport)
    • expiry date of the passport must exceed at least by 3 months the duration of the validity of long term visa (which is given for 1 year)
    • must have at least 2 blank pages (for the stamp and visa sticker)
    • if you already know your passport will expire – make a new one before applying for a visa
  • Copy of UAE residence Visa
    • residence visa must be valid for minimum 3 months
    • +  copy of your Emirates ID
  • 2 recent passport size photos
  • No Objection Letter of parents/guardians (see attachment below)
    • + copies of your parents passports (the page with personal data, photo and passport number) 
  • Application form filled-out and signed Czech + English
    • biometric data (fingerprints) will be collected when you come in person with your application to the Embassy

 

Documents that you must present:

  • Criminal record extract of your country of origin

You must present a criminal record extract of the country of citizenship and moreover ,the same document issued by the countries where you lived in the past 3 years for a consecutive period of 6 months or more, or an affidavit in case the country does not issue such a document.

The criminal record extract is issued usually by the Police Department or by the Ministry of Justice (name of document and issuing authority may differ in each country)

The criminal record extract  must not be older than 180 days  when you come to apply for the student visa!

When you have the criminal record issued, find out if the document needs an 1) APOSTILLE or 2) LEGALISATION:

1) If your country can put an apostille on the document, it is ready to use and to be presented with your application

2) If your country cannot put an apostille on the document, you will need to have the document step 1) legalised. The legalised document must then be step 2) superlegalised by the Embassy of the Czech Republic in your home country. When the document is both legalised and superlegalised, it is ready to use and to be presented with your application

 

BOTH apostille and legalisation are done at the MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS in your home country

 

  • Police clearance certificate (PCC) of the UAE

 

The PCC must not be older than 3 months when you come to apply for the student visa!

You can apply for the certificate online through the Ministry of Interior´s website and/or their smartphone app MOI UEA. You can also visit one of the MOI´s service centers. Usually, it is issued within one or two days and with the legalization process as mentioned below, you will need one week.

Steps to take:

  1. print out a hardcopy of the PCC
  2. visit the MOFA to step 1) legalise the PCC
  3. when you come to apply for the visa, we will step 2) superlegalise the document at the Embassy  – then it will be ready to use and to be presented with your application

 

Documents requiring to be superlegalised by our Embassy will be done so at the same time when you come to apply for a visa. You do not need a special appointment for superlegalisation.

 

Translation of documents to Czech language and verification of translated documents

The Criminal record extract and the PCC must be translated to Czech language. We do not accept a document in Arabic, English, or any other language.

To ensure that copies (translations) of original documents are authentic, documents may in certain cases need to be verified by the Embassy:

  • if documents are translated by a sworn Czech translator in the Czech Republic, they do not need to be verified by our Embassy;
  • if documents are translated in the UAE by a translation agency, the translated documents must be verified by our Embassy;
  • if  the criminal record extract is translated by a translation agency in your country of origin you can ask for verified translation at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in your country of origin or it can be verified by our Embassy;
  • the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Abu Dhabi can verify only English to Czech translations. If your document is issued in Arabic, you need to take the following steps:

1)provide original document in Arabic language 2) translate original document to English language 3) verify English translation document (+ bring original document) at Ministry of Justice UAE 4) translate verified English translation document to Czech language 5) verify the Czech translation document at Czech Embassy

if your document is issued in any other language (ex. Russian, Korean, etc.) you need to 1) provide original document in Russian, Korean, etc.  language 2) translate original document to English language 3) verify English translation document at your Embassy in Abu Dhabi 4) translate verified English translation document to Czech language 5) verify the Czech translation document at Embassy

 

  • Bank statements (to prove financial means)
    • for the last 6 months
    • verified by the bank (stamp)
  • International Credit/Debit Card
    • issued in the name of the student
  • Letter of Acceptance
    • is issued by the University in both English and Czech language. You will keep the English letter. You will present the Czech Letter with your application
  • Certificate of Accommodation
    • If you requested accommodation at the University campus/dormitory – the University will issue, in your name, a Certificate of Accomodation in Czech language. You will present the Certificate with your application
    • If you will stay in your own apartment / rented apartment - you need a Contract, with your name and signed by you, in Czech language. You will present this Contract with your application

 

You are almost at the end! Before you write an email to get an appointment, make sure to have all required documents. Doublecheck! If anything is missing, we cannot accept your application.

 

  1. Make copies of all documents you are presenting. You will present one folder with original documents and one folder with copies.
  2. Send an email to ask for an appointment to:  visa_abudhabi@mzv.cz
  3. You will receive an email with an appointment date to come to the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Abu Dhabi. Confirm your appointment! Otherwise, it will be given to another applicant.
  4. Come on time to your appointment. YOU are applying for a visa, so nobody can come in your place or talk in your place.
  5. The fee for a long-term visa for the purpose of study is 2500 CZK or approximately 400 AED (determined by the monthly exchange rate). The Embassy accepts payments only in cash.

 

The decision for long term visa applications is taken by the Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic. The processing time for the study long term visa may take up to 60 days.

Please do not write during the visa processing time, since the Embassy will not answer these emails.

The applicant will be informed immediately on the decision via email and /or phone by the Embassy.

 

The validity of the long term visa is for one year maximum. The visa holder must PROLONG the stay IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC with the competent Czech authorities, NOT at the Embassy.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If, in due time, you do not prolong the stay in the Czech Republic - and your visa expires - you will be required to to repeat the entire visa application process at the Embassy!

 

Checklist Student Visa (PDF, 429 KB)

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